Identification of off-odours in polymers -- K Trade Fair

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Identification of off-odours in polymers

Odorous contamination limits the recycling potential of recovered plastics

By Guido Deussing

Source: istock / koya79

Other factors affect odour too

Taking advantage of aroma analysis resources

2D-GC-MS/ODP system used at the Fraunhofer IVV to detect off-odours in plastics. Source: Gerstel /IVV

Combination of instrumental analysis and sensory skills

Example of a 2D chromatogram of the odour detection of old plastics packaging measured and recorded with the 2D-GC-MS/O system shown in the photo above. Source: Gerstel / IVV

What is important when working with an olfactory detector

Olfactory Detection Port (ODP4). Source: Gerstel